Why it Matters: Although the number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached an all-time high, the need for leadership social change is crucial.
Women will not hold an equal share of seats until the year 2117, if trends continue at the current rate.
Why It Matters
In the state of Wisconsin, men are 2.5 times more likely to be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations than women.
Milwaukee, WI, October 27, 2016 – Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee announced today the appointment of Lisa Attonito as the new Executive Director. Lisa will be replacing Margaret Henningsen, the former Executive Director, who retired earlier this month. Nancy Peterson, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Board Vice-Chair, stated that Attonito is uniquely positioned to focus on community outreach and partnerships designed to build upon the organization’s existing focus and impact. Lisa will begin her work at The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee on October 31, 2016.read more